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Can Kra Canal Construction Change Balance of Power in the Indian Ocean?

For 330 years visionaries have dreamt of this geopolitical fantasy that is now showing signs of shaping up. It is still a decade away...

Resolving Afghan Crisis

It is official now. An attempt is in operation to resolve the eighteen-year long war in Afghanistan to the utter satisfaction of the warring...

A Step in the Right Direction for Peace in Afghanistan

On July 7th and 8th of 2019 a broad delegation of representatives from Afghan society partook in an Intra-Afghan dialogue session with the militant group, the...

Sino-Japanese Economic Battle for Influence in Cambodia

No one can deny the fact that China’s economic clout in Cambodia is unmatched. Figures pertaining to Chinese FDI in Cambodia and bilateral trade between...

Understanding Jokowi’s Return to Power in Indonesia

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world spanning over 17,000 islands, held its Presidential elections on 17 April, which saw the revival...

Sanctions Might Not Bring the Political Change the West Wants in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic growth remains under threat, as the European Union (EU) begins the process of removing the country from the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) scheme, and...

Indonesian Presidential Election: Jokowi 2.0

Indonesia, the biggest country of the Southeast Asian region, and world’s third largest democracy which houses the highest number of Muslims in the world,...

With Junta Leader Victorious as PM, Thailand’s “Democracy” Is Just a Facade

Thailand's Parliament recently selected its next Prime Minister, but there was never any real doubt about who would emerge the winner: 2014 coup leader...
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Thailand’s Military Junta Comes Gunning for Rising Political Star

While the results of Thailand’s March 24 elections are somewhat undetermined, the advent of a new progressive pro-democracy voice has ruffled the feathers of...

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